The Council adopted today two assistance measures under the European Peace Facility (EPF) aimed to step up the EU's support for the capabilities and resilience of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country, and protect the civilian population against the ongoing Russian military aggression.
Thanks to the 5th tranche worth €500 million mobilised today, the EU contribution under the EPF for Ukraine will now total €2.5 billion.
"The EU remains focused & steadfast in its support for Ukraine in its fight for freedom and independence. Ukraine needs more arms; we will provide them. In this context, EU Member States agreed to mobilise a 5th tranche of military assistance of €500 million, making this a total of €2.5 billion of military equipment to the Ukrainian Armed Forces," said Josep Borrell i, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
In line with the current priorities expressed by the Ukrainian government, and the support provided so far, the assistance measures consist of €490 million for military equipment designed to deliver lethal force for defensive purposes, and €10 million intended to cover the provision of equipment and supplies, such as personal protective equipment, first aid kits, and fuel.